Still at it ...

The latest Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report produced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service indicates that greater than 95% of this year’s corn harvest is now complete across the state, which is more than two weeks behind last year’s harvest and the five-year average. A good portion of that remaining corn stand could likely be found in northeast Iowa, as indicated in the above photo of one northeast Iowa producer still working away to complete the harvest just this past weekend. The weekly crop progress and condition report has the northeast district of Iowa, which includes Allamakee County, as the only district in Iowa to not yet reach that 95% completion rate with its corn harvest. Wet field conditions have provided the greatest challenge to completing this year’s harvest, with the forecast of sparse, if any, precipitation and warmer temperatures this week hoping to provide the conditions needed to bring this year’s harvest season close to completion.

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